PM Modi says Indians were ashamed of their country before he assumed office; Twitter outrages
The hashtag #ModiInsultsIndia trending across twitter is testimony to just how outraged people felt at the Prime Minister's callous comment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently created controversy by claiming that in the past, Indians were apparently ashamed of being born in their country.
Modi was quoted in a newspaper saying “Earlier you felt ashamed of being born Indian” and that his term in office is what has changed that perception.
— Kapil (@kapsology) May 19, 2015
This comment has caused uproar throughout the internet, which can be seen quite clearly as the hashtag called #ModiInsultsIndia trended across twitter. People’s outrage was directed towards Modi, BJP and how they had no right to insult India and that it was not Modi’s call to say that people are ‘ashamed of being born in India’, on their behalf.
Just talked to Brahma. He's not ashamed to have been born Indian either. #ModiInsultsIndia
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) May 19, 2015
Speak for yourself Sir. Strictly Yourself. #ModiInsultsIndia
— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) May 19, 2015
Ppl may dislike many things happening in India.Go abroad for better opportunities.But they're NOT ashamed of being Indian. #ModiInsultsIndia
— Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) May 19, 2015
India was not ashamed despite your shenanigans in Gujarat. India is more, much more than you can ever understand #ModiInsultsIndia
— Pawan Khera (@Pawankhera) May 19, 2015
Why is this surprising? He has been an embarrassment to this country since 2002. #ModiInsultsIndia
— lindsay pereira (@lindsaypereira) May 19, 2015
Sorry Bhakts, you tried hard, but your sub-standard, low-thinking leader cannot stop the unstoppable juggernaut of truth, #ModiInsultsIndia
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) May 19, 2015
The first PM who openly admits that he is ashamed of being an Indian. Proud of Modiji. #ModiInsultsIndia
— Scotchy Shashtri (@scotchism) May 19, 2015
— Arun Nambiar (@aruns_nambiar) May 19, 2015
Calls himself a nationalist wearing GUCCI suit, BVLGARI glasses,LV shawl Calls himself a patriot feeling ashamed of India #ModiInsultsIndia
— Arun Mysore (@arunmsk) May 19, 2015
I respect d PM's chair,but I can't respect a self-obsessed person who glorifies himself at the cost of my nation! Sorry ! #ModiInsultsIndia
— कोमल :) (@Komal_Indian) May 19, 2015
Prime Minister should maintain the dignity of the post and should not try to play dirty politics everywhere. #ModiInsultsIndia
— WithRG (@withRG) May 18, 2015
— Junaid #WithRG (@JunaidZed) May 18, 2015
There were however a lot of people who felt that the whole thing was blown completely out of proportion. They feel that a section of the population that has been known to be more 'liberal' is acting unfairly and have double standards.
So happy to see the liberal crowd on Twitter being proud of India for once. My eyes are filled with tears of joy #ModiInsultsIndia
— The Bad Doctor (@doctoratlarge) May 19, 2015
It seems RSS has converted all the liberals into Sanghis who take pride in retro culture. #ModiInsultsIndia
— Biased Sala (@bhak_sala) May 19, 2015
— Office of Orgy (@bwoyblunder) May 19, 2015
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